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Consequent, the ReqIF Validator

The first exchange of requirements using the Requirements Interchange Format (ReqIF) can be frustrating: There are many tools out there, and there are still some interoperability issues.  If a tool refuses to process a ReqIF file, where lies the problem? To answer this question, we developed a

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Beta-Testers Wanted for Binom, the New ReqIF Compare

The Requirements Interchange Format (ReqIF) is used to exchange requirements – as the name suggests. But most of the time, you would do more than just one exchange, and if you do this, you may want to know what actually changed between two versions. This is not

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ReqIF in the News (German)

In letzter Zeit wird wieder viel von ReqIF geredet.  Hervorheben möchten wir unter anderem die folgenden zwei Artikel: ReqIF – Standard für den automatisierten Austausch von Anforderungen – Dieser Artikel gibt einen sehr schönen Überblick über den ReqIF-Zustand, zur Abwechslung mal auf Deutsch.  Dort wird auch auf

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Where is ReqIF Today? Survey Results from ReConf 2015

ReConf is the largest conference on requirements engineering in Europe. Of course, Formal Mind was present, both with a talk and as an exhibitor.  We have already posted a retrospective. At the same time we supervised a group of students who were participating in the Entrepreneurship Lab

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8. Juni: Vortrag in Bonn (kostenlos)

Für die Leser, die Deutsch sprechen und nächsten Montag in der Nähe von Bond sind, könnte die folgende Veranstaltung interessant sein: Michael Jastram wird beim Eclipse DemoCamp den Vortrag “Systementwicklung mit Eclipse in der Lehre” halten. Details hier >> Teilnehmer erhalten ein kostenloses Exemplar vom formalmind Studio

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Why ReqIF is better than RIF

When the ReqIF standard was created, it was called RIF.  Only when the OMG took over the standard, it was renamed: Unfortunately, there was already an established standard called RIF, the W3C Rule Interchange Format. Today, both ReqIF and RIF exist and are in use.  Many tools

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Finally See Big Cells as a Whole

Thousands of users are using formalmind Studio on a regular basis, and we get a lot of positive feedback and words of encouragement.  But there is one thing that drives many users mad: If an attribute is large, then it is not shown as a whole, but

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Creativity in Requirements Engineering: What? Who? When? And how?

Guest post by Dr. Andrea Herrmann, who is Freelance Trainer and Consultant in IT Management. Her 19 years of work experience were an enriching mixture of practice and research: 7 years as consultant and project manager, 10 years in research and university teaching, up to two guest

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ISO/IEC 29110 (Part 1): Lightweight Standard-based Software and Systems Engineering

Those familiar in the software and systems engineering domain are typically familiar with ISO/IEC 15288, a standard covering processes and life cycle stages. But it’s huge, and small organizations have a hard time to justify its adaptation, for good reasons. For those not familiar with the standard

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ReConf 2015: A Retrospective

Last week, ReConf 2015 took place in Munich – this conference is the biggest on requirements an Europe, and the place where the Who is Who of RE meets.  First impressions have already been posted. Formal Mind was present in two capacities.  First, we an exhibitor, sharing

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